Syllabus
Introduction to Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

DRAM-1310

Fall 2010
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010

Course Information

Section 004
Lecture
TTh 12:00PM - 1:20PM
RGC6 A254
Marcus McQuirter
mmcquirt@austincc.edu
(512) 223.3343

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term.

Course Requirements

Introduction to Theater Syllabus 1 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

DRAM 1310 40146 Lec 004 RGC 201

Instructor: M. McQuirter MW 5:05-7:35

Office hrs: _______________ Office RGC208

Phone 512-223-3343 Email mmcquirt@austincc.edu

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Essential Theater. Oscar J Brockett 10th ed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a general survey of theater including the exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts, skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. It is designed to provide an overview of theatrical elements, tools, and applications. My goal is to encourage your understanding and enjoyment of theater. Course activities encourage students to move beyond readings and lectures to an active participation in the learning process through the individual research presentations and class discussions. As a result, the course requires good reading and writing skills, and a willingness to tap into one’s own creative instincts. Finally students are expected to attend departmental and area theater activities to witness the professional execution of concepts introduced through the class.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To begin to answer the question "What is theater."

To develop a vocabulary for the critique of theatrical forms

To understand and appreciate dramatic literature.

To recognize the historical roots of contemporary performance trends.

To analyze the production process.

To identify the form and technique of the production elements.

COURSE CONTENT AND REQUIREMENTS

Weekly readings

Reading quizzes and in class discussions

In class project workshops

Mid/Final Term Exam

While a large component of this course involves lectures and demonstrations, it is also a participation-intensive course. The individual project and participation in class discussions over the readings are as integral to your learning as are direct instruction.

It is of the utmost importance that you attend class regularly, and stay current with assigned readings and written work. I will be available to assist you in your learning, but it is after all your learning. Plan ahead, work diligently, ask for questions, succeed, succeed, succeed… Introduction to Theater Syllabus 2 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

CLASS ETIQUETTE:

Please respect one another by giving your full attention to performances, presentations and studio work. When analyzing, please keep you comments productive and professional.

PHYSICAL RISK:

This course includes activities, which by their very nature includes elements of physical and emotional risk. While it is expected and encouraged that you will participate and invest wholeheartedly in every exercise, please remain alert, follow directions, and be aware of your environment while working individually or with others in the space. Please inform me as soon as possible about any physical limitations or injuries that may affect your participation.

CONTACT:

The nature of the work in this course often requires physical contact between students, as well as between the instructor and students. If you are uncomfortable with such contact, please notify me immediately.

GROUP PROJECTS:

Some group projects may require you to schedule times to meet outside of class for rehearsal. The class attendance policy applies to these as well. If a partner fails to attend an arranged rehearsal, it will count as an absence in the class.

LATE POLICY

Late written work will be accepted at a penalty of 15% per day. Written work should be turned in to the instructor or to the ACC Rio Grande mailroom by 5:00pm or it will be considered late. Performance work will not be accepted after the class period when it is due. Performances will be scheduled in advance and must begin within five minutes of their schedule time.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

• Please arrive for class on time, and sign in on the roll sheet.

• Roll will be taken at the top of class and/or after break time.

• Three unexcused absences without penalty to the final grade

• Absences, regardless of excuses, will not extend the due date of any assignment. Any work due on the day of an absence will still be due that day.

• The instructor will not provide class notes to students.

• After your third absence, your final grade will decrease by half of a letter grade, and will continue to fall half of a letter grade for every class missed thereafter.

• If you have six or more unexcused absences, you should drop the class.

BLACKBOARD

We will use the Blackboard program, an online website where students will be able to read announcements, chat with other students, and download syllabi or other course handouts. All students are responsible for class information posted on the announcements section of blackboard ACC’s Blackboard server is located at http://acconline.austincc.edu/.Students may also access Blackboard by selecting the "Blackboard Login" link from the ACC homepage at http://www.austincc.edu. Introduction to Theater Syllabus 3 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

 

COURSE CALENDAR Wk

Session

Date

Topic

Assignments Due

Week 1

1

Monday, June 07, 2010

Introduction to Course

Syllabus

Origins of Theater

Origins of Theater (PDF); Brockett Ch 1

2

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Theatrical Nature of Reality TV

Read Brockett, Chapter 2: "The Audience and Criticism;" Creating Reality TV (PDF)

Week 2

3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feminist Theater Spaces

Read Brockett, Ch 11: "Theatrical Space & Design;" Ch. 9: "Theater by and for Women" & "How I learned to Drive" only; excerpt/How I learned to Drive (PDF)

4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Present Audience Projects (Reality TV/Space Survey)

Week 3

5

Monday, June 21, 2010

Storytelling, Playwrighting, and West African Performance

Read Brockett, Ch 12: "Playwrighting & Dramaturgy;" Ch 10: "Theater in Africa…Epilogue" only; "Sundiata" (PDF)

6

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classical Dramaturgy

Read Brockett, Ch. 4 "Festival Theater" (Greeks and Medieval only); excerpt from Oedipus Rex(PDF)

Week 4

7

Monday, June 28, 2010

Present Scripts and Analyses; Midterm Review

8

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midterm Exam

Week 5

9

Monday, July 05, 2010

Medieval European Costumes

Read Brockett, Ch 16: "Costume Design and Makeup;" excerpt from The Second Shepherd's Play (PDF)

10

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Noh and Kabuki and Makeup

Read Brockett, Ch 10: "Theater in Japan" only; excerpt from Chushinguru (PDF) (4)

Week 6

11

Monday, July 12, 2010

Realism in Scenic Design

Read Brockett, Ch 15: "Scene Design;" excerpt from A Doll's House

12

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Present Designs

Week 7

13

Monday, July 19, 2010

Acting Anti-Realistic Theater

Read Brockett: Ch 14 "Acting;" excerpt from References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

14

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gestus in Epic Theater

Read Brockett, Ch 7: "Modernism and Its Effect;" excerpt from The Woman of Sechzuan (PDF)

Week 8

15

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Actor Manager in Renaissance Theater;

Read Brockett, Ch. 13: "Directing and Producing;" excerpt from Hamlet

16

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Present Performances; Final Review

Week 9

17

Monday, August 02, 2010

Final Exam  

Readings

Introduction to Theater Syllabus 1 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

DRAM 1310 40146 Lec 004 RGC 201

Instructor: M. McQuirter MW 5:05-7:35

Office hrs: _______________ Office RGC208

Phone 512-223-3343 Email mmcquirt@austincc.edu

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Essential Theater. Oscar J Brockett 10th ed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a general survey of theater including the exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts, skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. It is designed to provide an overview of theatrical elements, tools, and applications. My goal is to encourage your understanding and enjoyment of theater. Course activities encourage students to move beyond readings and lectures to an active participation in the learning process through the individual research presentations and class discussions. As a result, the course requires good reading and writing skills, and a willingness to tap into one’s own creative instincts. Finally students are expected to attend departmental and area theater activities to witness the professional execution of concepts introduced through the class.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To begin to answer the question "What is theater."

To develop a vocabulary for the critique of theatrical forms

To understand and appreciate dramatic literature.

To recognize the historical roots of contemporary performance trends.

To analyze the production process.

To identify the form and technique of the production elements.

COURSE CONTENT AND REQUIREMENTS

Weekly readings

Reading quizzes and in class discussions

In class project workshops

Mid/Final Term Exam

While a large component of this course involves lectures and demonstrations, it is also a participation-intensive course. The individual project and participation in class discussions over the readings are as integral to your learning as are direct instruction.

It is of the utmost importance that you attend class regularly, and stay current with assigned readings and written work. I will be available to assist you in your learning, but it is after all your learning. Plan ahead, work diligently, ask for questions, succeed, succeed, succeed… Introduction to Theater Syllabus 2 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

CLASS ETIQUETTE:

Please respect one another by giving your full attention to performances, presentations and studio work. When analyzing, please keep you comments productive and professional.

PHYSICAL RISK:

This course includes activities, which by their very nature includes elements of physical and emotional risk. While it is expected and encouraged that you will participate and invest wholeheartedly in every exercise, please remain alert, follow directions, and be aware of your environment while working individually or with others in the space. Please inform me as soon as possible about any physical limitations or injuries that may affect your participation.

CONTACT:

The nature of the work in this course often requires physical contact between students, as well as between the instructor and students. If you are uncomfortable with such contact, please notify me immediately.

GROUP PROJECTS:

Some group projects may require you to schedule times to meet outside of class for rehearsal. The class attendance policy applies to these as well. If a partner fails to attend an arranged rehearsal, it will count as an absence in the class.

LATE POLICY

Late written work will be accepted at a penalty of 15% per day. Written work should be turned in to the instructor or to the ACC Rio Grande mailroom by 5:00pm or it will be considered late. Performance work will not be accepted after the class period when it is due. Performances will be scheduled in advance and must begin within five minutes of their schedule time.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

• Please arrive for class on time, and sign in on the roll sheet.

• Roll will be taken at the top of class and/or after break time.

• Three unexcused absences without penalty to the final grade

• Absences, regardless of excuses, will not extend the due date of any assignment. Any work due on the day of an absence will still be due that day.

• The instructor will not provide class notes to students.

• After your third absence, your final grade will decrease by half of a letter grade, and will continue to fall half of a letter grade for every class missed thereafter.

• If you have six or more unexcused absences, you should drop the class.

BLACKBOARD

We will use the Blackboard program, an online website where students will be able to read announcements, chat with other students, and download syllabi or other course handouts. All students are responsible for class information posted on the announcements section of blackboard ACC’s Blackboard server is located at http://acconline.austincc.edu/.Students may also access Blackboard by selecting the "Blackboard Login" link from the ACC homepage at http://www.austincc.edu. Introduction to Theater Syllabus 3 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

 

COURSE CALENDAR Wk

Session

Date

Topic

Assignments Due

Week 1

1

Monday, June 07, 2010

Introduction to Course

Syllabus

Origins of Theater

Origins of Theater (PDF); Brockett Ch 1

2

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Theatrical Nature of Reality TV

Read Brockett, Chapter 2: "The Audience and Criticism;" Creating Reality TV (PDF)

Week 2

3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feminist Theater Spaces

Read Brockett, Ch 11: "Theatrical Space & Design;" Ch. 9: "Theater by and for Women" & "How I learned to Drive" only; excerpt/How I learned to Drive (PDF)

4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Present Audience Projects (Reality TV/Space Survey)

Week 3

5

Monday, June 21, 2010

Storytelling, Playwrighting, and West African Performance

Read Brockett, Ch 12: "Playwrighting & Dramaturgy;" Ch 10: "Theater in Africa…Epilogue" only; "Sundiata" (PDF)

6

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classical Dramaturgy

Read Brockett, Ch. 4 "Festival Theater" (Greeks and Medieval only); excerpt from Oedipus Rex(PDF)

Week 4

7

Monday, June 28, 2010

Present Scripts and Analyses; Midterm Review

8

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midterm Exam

Week 5

9

Monday, July 05, 2010

Medieval European Costumes

Read Brockett, Ch 16: "Costume Design and Makeup;" excerpt from The Second Shepherd's Play (PDF)

10

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Noh and Kabuki and Makeup

Read Brockett, Ch 10: "Theater in Japan" only; excerpt from Chushinguru (PDF) (4)

Week 6

11

Monday, July 12, 2010

Realism in Scenic Design

Read Brockett, Ch 15: "Scene Design;" excerpt from A Doll's House

12

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Present Designs

Week 7

13

Monday, July 19, 2010

Acting Anti-Realistic Theater

Read Brockett: Ch 14 "Acting;" excerpt from References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

14

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gestus in Epic Theater

Read Brockett, Ch 7: "Modernism and Its Effect;" excerpt from The Woman of Sechzuan (PDF)

Week 8

15

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Actor Manager in Renaissance Theater;

Read Brockett, Ch. 13: "Directing and Producing;" excerpt from Hamlet

16

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Present Performances; Final Review

Week 9

17

Monday, August 02, 2010

Final Exam  

Course Subjects

Introduction to Theater Syllabus 1 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

DRAM 1310 40146 Lec 004 RGC 201

Instructor: M. McQuirter MW 5:05-7:35

Office hrs: _______________ Office RGC208

Phone 512-223-3343 Email mmcquirt@austincc.edu

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Essential Theater. Oscar J Brockett 10th ed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a general survey of theater including the exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts, skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. It is designed to provide an overview of theatrical elements, tools, and applications. My goal is to encourage your understanding and enjoyment of theater. Course activities encourage students to move beyond readings and lectures to an active participation in the learning process through the individual research presentations and class discussions. As a result, the course requires good reading and writing skills, and a willingness to tap into one’s own creative instincts. Finally students are expected to attend departmental and area theater activities to witness the professional execution of concepts introduced through the class.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To begin to answer the question "What is theater."

To develop a vocabulary for the critique of theatrical forms

To understand and appreciate dramatic literature.

To recognize the historical roots of contemporary performance trends.

To analyze the production process.

To identify the form and technique of the production elements.

COURSE CONTENT AND REQUIREMENTS

Weekly readings

Reading quizzes and in class discussions

In class project workshops

Mid/Final Term Exam

While a large component of this course involves lectures and demonstrations, it is also a participation-intensive course. The individual project and participation in class discussions over the readings are as integral to your learning as are direct instruction.

It is of the utmost importance that you attend class regularly, and stay current with assigned readings and written work. I will be available to assist you in your learning, but it is after all your learning. Plan ahead, work diligently, ask for questions, succeed, succeed, succeed… Introduction to Theater Syllabus 2 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

CLASS ETIQUETTE:

Please respect one another by giving your full attention to performances, presentations and studio work. When analyzing, please keep you comments productive and professional.

PHYSICAL RISK:

This course includes activities, which by their very nature includes elements of physical and emotional risk. While it is expected and encouraged that you will participate and invest wholeheartedly in every exercise, please remain alert, follow directions, and be aware of your environment while working individually or with others in the space. Please inform me as soon as possible about any physical limitations or injuries that may affect your participation.

CONTACT:

The nature of the work in this course often requires physical contact between students, as well as between the instructor and students. If you are uncomfortable with such contact, please notify me immediately.

GROUP PROJECTS:

Some group projects may require you to schedule times to meet outside of class for rehearsal. The class attendance policy applies to these as well. If a partner fails to attend an arranged rehearsal, it will count as an absence in the class.

LATE POLICY

Late written work will be accepted at a penalty of 15% per day. Written work should be turned in to the instructor or to the ACC Rio Grande mailroom by 5:00pm or it will be considered late. Performance work will not be accepted after the class period when it is due. Performances will be scheduled in advance and must begin within five minutes of their schedule time.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

• Please arrive for class on time, and sign in on the roll sheet.

• Roll will be taken at the top of class and/or after break time.

• Three unexcused absences without penalty to the final grade

• Absences, regardless of excuses, will not extend the due date of any assignment. Any work due on the day of an absence will still be due that day.

• The instructor will not provide class notes to students.

• After your third absence, your final grade will decrease by half of a letter grade, and will continue to fall half of a letter grade for every class missed thereafter.

• If you have six or more unexcused absences, you should drop the class.

BLACKBOARD

We will use the Blackboard program, an online website where students will be able to read announcements, chat with other students, and download syllabi or other course handouts. All students are responsible for class information posted on the announcements section of blackboard ACC’s Blackboard server is located at http://acconline.austincc.edu/.Students may also access Blackboard by selecting the "Blackboard Login" link from the ACC homepage at http://www.austincc.edu. Introduction to Theater Syllabus 3 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

 

COURSE CALENDAR Wk

Session

Date

Topic

Assignments Due

Week 1

1

Monday, June 07, 2010

Introduction to Course

Syllabus

Origins of Theater

Origins of Theater (PDF); Brockett Ch 1

2

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Theatrical Nature of Reality TV

Read Brockett, Chapter 2: "The Audience and Criticism;" Creating Reality TV (PDF)

Week 2

3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feminist Theater Spaces

Read Brockett, Ch 11: "Theatrical Space & Design;" Ch. 9: "Theater by and for Women" & "How I learned to Drive" only; excerpt/How I learned to Drive (PDF)

4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Present Audience Projects (Reality TV/Space Survey)

Week 3

5

Monday, June 21, 2010

Storytelling, Playwrighting, and West African Performance

Read Brockett, Ch 12: "Playwrighting & Dramaturgy;" Ch 10: "Theater in Africa…Epilogue" only; "Sundiata" (PDF)

6

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classical Dramaturgy

Read Brockett, Ch. 4 "Festival Theater" (Greeks and Medieval only); excerpt from Oedipus Rex(PDF)

Week 4

7

Monday, June 28, 2010

Present Scripts and Analyses; Midterm Review

8

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midterm Exam

Week 5

9

Monday, July 05, 2010

Medieval European Costumes

Read Brockett, Ch 16: "Costume Design and Makeup;" excerpt from The Second Shepherd's Play (PDF)

10

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Noh and Kabuki and Makeup

Read Brockett, Ch 10: "Theater in Japan" only; excerpt from Chushinguru (PDF) (4)

Week 6

11

Monday, July 12, 2010

Realism in Scenic Design

Read Brockett, Ch 15: "Scene Design;" excerpt from A Doll's House

12

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Present Designs

Week 7

13

Monday, July 19, 2010

Acting Anti-Realistic Theater

Read Brockett: Ch 14 "Acting;" excerpt from References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

14

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gestus in Epic Theater

Read Brockett, Ch 7: "Modernism and Its Effect;" excerpt from The Woman of Sechzuan (PDF)

Week 8

15

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Actor Manager in Renaissance Theater;

Read Brockett, Ch. 13: "Directing and Producing;" excerpt from Hamlet

16

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Present Performances; Final Review

Week 9

17

Monday, August 02, 2010

Final Exam  

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Introduction to Theater Syllabus 1 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

DRAM 1310 40146 Lec 004 RGC 201

Instructor: M. McQuirter MW 5:05-7:35

Office hrs: _______________ Office RGC208

Phone 512-223-3343 Email mmcquirt@austincc.edu

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Essential Theater. Oscar J Brockett 10th ed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a general survey of theater including the exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts, skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. It is designed to provide an overview of theatrical elements, tools, and applications. My goal is to encourage your understanding and enjoyment of theater. Course activities encourage students to move beyond readings and lectures to an active participation in the learning process through the individual research presentations and class discussions. As a result, the course requires good reading and writing skills, and a willingness to tap into one’s own creative instincts. Finally students are expected to attend departmental and area theater activities to witness the professional execution of concepts introduced through the class.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To begin to answer the question "What is theater."

To develop a vocabulary for the critique of theatrical forms

To understand and appreciate dramatic literature.

To recognize the historical roots of contemporary performance trends.

To analyze the production process.

To identify the form and technique of the production elements.

COURSE CONTENT AND REQUIREMENTS

Weekly readings

Reading quizzes and in class discussions

In class project workshops

Mid/Final Term Exam

While a large component of this course involves lectures and demonstrations, it is also a participation-intensive course. The individual project and participation in class discussions over the readings are as integral to your learning as are direct instruction.

It is of the utmost importance that you attend class regularly, and stay current with assigned readings and written work. I will be available to assist you in your learning, but it is after all your learning. Plan ahead, work diligently, ask for questions, succeed, succeed, succeed… Introduction to Theater Syllabus 2 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

CLASS ETIQUETTE:

Please respect one another by giving your full attention to performances, presentations and studio work. When analyzing, please keep you comments productive and professional.

PHYSICAL RISK:

This course includes activities, which by their very nature includes elements of physical and emotional risk. While it is expected and encouraged that you will participate and invest wholeheartedly in every exercise, please remain alert, follow directions, and be aware of your environment while working individually or with others in the space. Please inform me as soon as possible about any physical limitations or injuries that may affect your participation.

CONTACT:

The nature of the work in this course often requires physical contact between students, as well as between the instructor and students. If you are uncomfortable with such contact, please notify me immediately.

GROUP PROJECTS:

Some group projects may require you to schedule times to meet outside of class for rehearsal. The class attendance policy applies to these as well. If a partner fails to attend an arranged rehearsal, it will count as an absence in the class.

LATE POLICY

Late written work will be accepted at a penalty of 15% per day. Written work should be turned in to the instructor or to the ACC Rio Grande mailroom by 5:00pm or it will be considered late. Performance work will not be accepted after the class period when it is due. Performances will be scheduled in advance and must begin within five minutes of their schedule time.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

• Please arrive for class on time, and sign in on the roll sheet.

• Roll will be taken at the top of class and/or after break time.

• Three unexcused absences without penalty to the final grade

• Absences, regardless of excuses, will not extend the due date of any assignment. Any work due on the day of an absence will still be due that day.

• The instructor will not provide class notes to students.

• After your third absence, your final grade will decrease by half of a letter grade, and will continue to fall half of a letter grade for every class missed thereafter.

• If you have six or more unexcused absences, you should drop the class.

BLACKBOARD

We will use the Blackboard program, an online website where students will be able to read announcements, chat with other students, and download syllabi or other course handouts. All students are responsible for class information posted on the announcements section of blackboard ACC’s Blackboard server is located at http://acconline.austincc.edu/.Students may also access Blackboard by selecting the "Blackboard Login" link from the ACC homepage at http://www.austincc.edu. Introduction to Theater Syllabus 3 ACC Drama Department Intro to Theater

 

COURSE CALENDAR Wk

Session

Date

Topic

Assignments Due

Week 1

1

Monday, June 07, 2010

Introduction to Course

Syllabus

Origins of Theater

Origins of Theater (PDF); Brockett Ch 1

2

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Theatrical Nature of Reality TV

Read Brockett, Chapter 2: "The Audience and Criticism;" Creating Reality TV (PDF)

Week 2

3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feminist Theater Spaces

Read Brockett, Ch 11: "Theatrical Space & Design;" Ch. 9: "Theater by and for Women" & "How I learned to Drive" only; excerpt/How I learned to Drive (PDF)

4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Present Audience Projects (Reality TV/Space Survey)

Week 3

5

Monday, June 21, 2010

Storytelling, Playwrighting, and West African Performance

Read Brockett, Ch 12: "Playwrighting & Dramaturgy;" Ch 10: "Theater in Africa…Epilogue" only; "Sundiata" (PDF)

6

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classical Dramaturgy

Read Brockett, Ch. 4 "Festival Theater" (Greeks and Medieval only); excerpt from Oedipus Rex(PDF)

Week 4

7

Monday, June 28, 2010

Present Scripts and Analyses; Midterm Review

8

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midterm Exam

Week 5

9

Monday, July 05, 2010

Medieval European Costumes

Read Brockett, Ch 16: "Costume Design and Makeup;" excerpt from The Second Shepherd's Play (PDF)

10

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Noh and Kabuki and Makeup

Read Brockett, Ch 10: "Theater in Japan" only; excerpt from Chushinguru (PDF) (4)

Week 6

11

Monday, July 12, 2010

Realism in Scenic Design

Read Brockett, Ch 15: "Scene Design;" excerpt from A Doll's House

12

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Present Designs

Week 7

13

Monday, July 19, 2010

Acting Anti-Realistic Theater

Read Brockett: Ch 14 "Acting;" excerpt from References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

14

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gestus in Epic Theater

Read Brockett, Ch 7: "Modernism and Its Effect;" excerpt from The Woman of Sechzuan (PDF)

Week 8

15

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Actor Manager in Renaissance Theater;

Read Brockett, Ch. 13: "Directing and Producing;" excerpt from Hamlet

16

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Present Performances; Final Review

Week 9

17

Monday, August 02, 2010

Final Exam